Voice Girls Track & Field All-Star Team
School: Nanticoke Area
In Lukowskis District
2 championship meet debut, she broke a 24-year-old record in the 200 meter dash
to win gold in 25.69. Lukowski also qualified for states in the 100 meter dash;
she took silver in 12.42.
of the week: Amiah Lukowski, Nanticoke Area track and field
Shultz - Citizens Voice
Freshman, Track and Field
Mother, Wendy; father, Ed; brother, Ed; sisters, Sophie and Scarlett
Lukowski won the 200-meter race at last weeks District 2 Class AA Track
and Field Championships with a time of 25.69 seconds, setting a district record.
She also qualified for states in the 100 with a second-place finish (12.42).
to Know Amiah
Favorite subject: Home economics
Favorite book: Its
Kind of a Funny Story
Favorite television show: Pretty Little Liars
actress: Shailene Woodley
Favorite sports team: U.S. womens soccer
junk food: Starburst candies
Favorite music artists: Justin Bieber and Ariana
For Amiah, the best part of track and field is ... being able to compete
with her friends. For Amiah, the most difficult thing about track and field is
... staying focused during practice.
Away from track and field, Amiah likes
to ... hang out with her friends.
If Amiah could switch places with any athlete
for a day, she would switch with ... U.S. womens soccer player Alex Morgan.
Amiah could travel anywhere in the world, she would go to ... Paris.
cant live without ... her family and friends.
Amiahs biggest fear
is ... heights.
For the future ... Amiah is considering playing soccer in college
and studying physical therapy.
freshman Amiah Lukowski entered districts as a sprinter with plenty of potential.
She left with some hardware and a new District 2 record.
The Trojanette set
the top preliminary time in the 200 meters (26.03) and found another gear in the
finals, winning in 25.69 seconds. It broke the previous meet record of 25.74 seconds,
set back in 1992 by Hanover Areas Julia Laiuvara.|
Lukowski also had
the fastest preliminary run in the 100 meters, ultimately taking second place.
But her 12.42-second sprint did more than just win her silver; it also qualified
her for states.
I expected to do pretty well; I didnt expect to
win, Lukowski said. I was thinking third or fourth, maybe, at best.
I was pretty surprised.
Track & Field Preview
Head coach: Zach Pientka, boys; Jeff DeRocco,
2015 record: Boys: 1-6 in WVC, 15th in District
2 meet. Girls: 2-5 in WVC, 16th in District 2 meet.
state participants: Boys: None. Girls: None.
state participants: Boys: Devin Thomas (200 meters). Girls: None.
to watch: Boys: Carmelo Pioquinto (sprints), Ben Sersen (mid-distance), Robert
Roth (mid-distance), Nik Placek (mid-distance/distance), Earl Manangan (mid-distance),
Tyler Thomas (jumps), John Guszak (throws). Girls: Riley Klepadlo (sprints, mid-distance),
Katie Butczynski (mid-distance), Alexis Selli (jumps), Amber Grohowski (throws).